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AI Prime HD on 10 gallon?

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WuzzoFish

I have a 10 gallon "leader" tank.  I had the Hipagero light because I was on a budget, but I had to move stuff in the tank and it fell and now flickers randomly and isn't as powerful.  Also because of that hald the coral in it died.  I was thinking about 1 AI Prime HD.  Would that be enough or would I need more?  Or is there a different option that is at least almost as good for cheaper?  Thanks!

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norbert

Is it a standard 10g 20" by 10" by 12"? A single prime would be good on that tank, the max spread is 24" by 24" I believe. Intensity would obviously be higher in the middle but you could probably grow anything anywhere, although I guess high-light corals would do best closer to the center.

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9 minutes ago, norbert said:

Is it a standard 10g 20" by 10" by 12"? A single prime would be good on that tank, the max spread is 24" by 24" I believe. Intensity would obviously be higher in the middle but you could probably grow anything anywhere, although I guess high-light corals would do best closer to the center.

Yes those are the dimension's I meant.  Do you know any good settings for one?

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Clown79

Ya, the prime is more than plenty on a 10g.

 

Start low and work your way up if you have corals used to lower light. 35% with 5% weekly increase

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norbert

I'm using the David Saxby settings from the ai website at around 40%, but I haven't been using them for long.

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WuzzoFish

I also just have a random question, can you have a glass or acrylic top on the tank and use it?

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Clown79
6 minutes ago, WuzzoFish said:

I also just have a random question, can you have a glass or acrylic top on the tank and use it?

Yes, it may limit some lighting but heat would be the main concern

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WuzzoFish
1 hour ago, Clown79 said:

Yes, it may limit some lighting but heat would be the main concern

Oh, ok.

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mcarroll

LED strips would probably be a better bargain.  They would definitely be a better fit over a rectangular tank like that.

 

Check out the available strips from Current USA, GHL, Orphek and others.  

 

You will want at least two strips if they are high powered.

 

You will want up to four strips if they are normal power such as the Truelumen Pros from Current. 

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WuzzoFish

I ordered the light and the flexible mount. It is supposed to come either tonight or tommorow morning, I have a question though, how do I go about getting the corals and animals in there adjusted to the light?

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GetPsyched2124
37 minutes ago, WuzzoFish said:

I ordered the light and the flexible mount. It is supposed to come either tonight or tommorow morning, I have a question though, how do I go about getting the corals and animals in there adjusted to the light?

once you get your desired color spectrum, there is a setting on the app for acclimation mode. you won't have to make any adjustments to intensity yourself, acclimation mode will do it all for you gradually each day until it reaches what your present intensity and spectrum settings are. it makes it pretty convenient for when you're adding it to an already established system of corals.

 

 

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WuzzoFish
1 hour ago, GetPsyched2124 said:

once you get your desired color spectrum, there is a setting on the app for acclimation mode. you won't have to make any adjustments to intensity yourself, acclimation mode will do it all for you gradually each day until it reaches what your present intensity and spectrum settings are. it makes it pretty convenient for when you're adding it to an already established system of corals.

 

 

I knew you could change the spectrum and have a day/night cycle with it, but I didn't know it would do that! Thanks!

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WuzzoFish

I got the light!  I set it to David Saxby's settings.  I have it on acclimation until August 10th, do you guys think I could lower the acclimation period or should I make it longer?

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TatorTaco
39 minutes ago, WuzzoFish said:

I got the light!  I set it to David Saxby's settings.  I have it on acclimation until August 10th, do you guys think I could lower the acclimation period or should I make it longer?

I think the default acclimation setting on this light is 3 weeks and starts at 50%. I’d think that’s fine to start with since you’re stocked with more tolerant corals. 

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Jrill

Your need to run acclimation will depend on high bright you ran the Hipagero. I did exactly what your doing.  I have my prime with a diffuser running the BRS AB+ setting and didn't bother with acclimation because the par between the prime and the Hipagero were basically the same .

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WuzzoFish
9 hours ago, Jrill said:

Your need to run acclimation will depend on high bright you ran the Hipagero. I did exactly what your doing.  I have my prime with a diffuser running the BRS AB+ setting and didn't bother with acclimation because the par between the prime and the Hipagero were basically the same .

On acclimation on 50% it's around as bright as the Hipagero was.  I think it will be ok for acclimation.

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